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Benq 1620 at Newegg -- Read before you buy!!!

Postby spryfly on Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:03 pm

First the good news....newegg has the benq 1620 (retail & extra black bezel) back in stock for $70.99 w/ free shipping and $10 MIR through benq. Total cost $60.99 ........ :wink:

Now the bad news.....according to the rebate an actual sales recipt is required. Packing slips or order conformation are NOT accepted. As this is all newegg provides, if you buy this drive from newegg your MIR will be rejected!!! :evil:

Now the good news....I called newegg and pointed out the blunder and they took the $10 off the price of the drive. So, total cost delivered is still $60.99. If you order one before they take the rebate link off their site you should also be able to get the $10 off. Best price I've seen for the retail w/extra bezel. =P~
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Postby Ian on Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:26 pm

Nice deal. Thanks for the heads up on that.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:25 am

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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:37 pm

now $72.99-$10=$62.99
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Re: Benq 1620 at Newegg -- Read before you buy!!!

Postby dodecahedron on Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:39 pm

spryfly wrote:Now the good news....I called newegg and pointed out the blunder and they took the $10 off the price of the drive. So, total cost delivered is still $60.99. If you order one before they take the rebate link off their site you should also be able to get the $10 off. Best price I've seen for the retail w/extra bezel. =P~

sorry, i don't see this at newegg's webpage!
price is $72.99 and there's the $10 rebate. where did they take $10 off ???
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Postby VEFF on Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:24 pm

Nice heads up! Hopefully someone looking for this drive was able to take advantage of the "instant rebate".

Newegg loves to change prices (both up and down) frequently on hot items; it might even be computerized based on demand.

An instructor of mine mentioned how supermarkets used software to price items based on sales.
He noticed that after he bought a higher than usual quantity of an item (obviously not something they sell much of) its price had gone up the next time he went back to the same store.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:52 pm

dodecahedron wrote:now $72.99-$10=$62.99


as i mentioned before $76.49 minus $10.00 MIR = $66.49
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Postby Gazza on Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:48 pm

Newegg were all out of 1620's at one point but I since found out that the NU DDW163 drive is the same drive rebadged so I bought that instead (cost me $61 shipped) and flashed to the B7T9 firmware and now the drive is recognized as a DW1620
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Postby cfitz on Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:34 pm

hoxlund wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:now $72.99-$10=$62.99


as i mentioned before $76.49 minus $10.00 MIR = $66.49

Are they really changing the price that often? I see what dodecahedron sees:

$72.99-$10=$62.99

I wish I had waited a couple of weeks to buy mine, but when I purchased newegg didn't have them listed at all (as opposed to listing them but marking them as "out of stock"), so I didn't know they would ever sell them.

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Edit to add: Oh, now I see what hoxlund is saying. He is including the $3.50 shipping. Good call, hoxlund.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:33 am

I recommended the Rosewill RD-162 (oem BenQ 1620) retail package to a friend when the BenQ was out of stock.
Cheaper ( $54.99 ) and you get a retail package!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 006&depa=1
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Postby jsl on Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:26 am

Wesociety wrote:I recommended the Rosewill RD-162 (oem BenQ 1620) retail package to a friend when the BenQ was out of stock.
Cheaper ( $54.99 ) and you get a retail package!
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 006&depa=1

One small detail though: The Rosewill burner is not a BenQ, it's an AOpen DUW1608 ;)
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:54 pm

DOH! I thought it was a BenQ. :oops: :oops:
Just had a closer look at the specs and saw the obvious.
Geez... :roll:
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Postby spryfly on Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:06 pm

cfitz wrote:
hoxlund wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:now $72.99-$10=$62.99


as i mentioned before $76.49 minus $10.00 MIR = $66.49

Are they really changing the price that often? I see what dodecahedron sees:

$72.99-$10=$62.99

I wish I had waited a couple of weeks to buy mine, but when I purchased newegg didn't have them listed at all (as opposed to listing them but marking them as "out of stock"), so I didn't know they would ever sell them.

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Edit to add: Oh, now I see what hoxlund is saying. He is including the $3.50 shipping. Good call, hoxlund.


they had free shipping....but now they don't
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Postby spryfly on Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:08 pm

Wesociety wrote:DOH! I thought it was a BenQ. :oops: :oops:
Just had a closer look at the specs and saw the obvious.
Geez... :roll:


your friend is going to be mighty disapointed......
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Postby Wesociety on Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:08 pm

spryfly wrote:your friend is going to be mighty disapointed......

Nah, he ordered the NEC ND-3520A instead...
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Postby spryfly on Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:39 pm

3520...well he is still going to be disapointed :wink:
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Postby ETP on Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:11 am

Nah! The 3520 with current FW and 109 are very good burners as well as the BQ. I would like that Plex 216, but at double the price of a NEC/BQ, why would anyone do that. [-X

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Postby TechCI on Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:43 pm

Meritline has for same price 62.00 with no mail in rebate hassle.

$65.00 - $3.00 instant rebate = $62.00 final price.

http://www.meritline.com/benq-dw-1620-1 ... drive.html
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Postby spryfly on Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:13 pm

TechCI wrote:Meritline has for same price 62.00 with no mail in rebate hassle.

$65.00 - $3.00 instant rebate = $62.00 final price.

http://www.meritline.com/benq-dw-1620-1 ... drive.html


yeah...plus $8.55 shipping to where i live = $70.85 :wink:
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Postby TechCI on Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:25 pm

Yeah, thats no fair charging so much shipping.

Here are several dealers selling for total cost including shipping starting at $59.00

http://www.pricewatch.com/h/prc.aspx?i=340&a=162810
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